Posts Tagged ‘Stories Behind Songs’

This New Passion Song Might Make You Jump Out Of Your Car

Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, and Brett Younker from Passion join me on Episode 43 of the More Than The Music Podcast to share the stories behind their album, “Worthy Of Your Name,” including how a song they sang in their car was later sung by 55,000 people. Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed Kristian says the first time he heard the demo of “Glorious Day” he couldn’t contain his excitement. We were writing… … Continue reading

Reviving A Lady Struck By Lightning Revived Ryan Stevenson’s Music Career

Ryan Stevenson joins me in Episode 42 of the More Than The Music Podcast to share the incredible story of his time as a paramedic, responding to a lady who was struck by lightning, and more behind the songs on “Fresh Start.” Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed Ryan says his time as a paramedic prepared him for his music career and how one call to help a lightning strike victim… … Continue reading

MercyMe Explains How “Even If” Started With A Bad Day

Bart, Barry, Nathan, Robby, and Mike from MercyMe join me on Episode 41 of the More Than The Music Podcast to share the stories behind their album, “Lifer,” including how “Even If” began as a bad day for Bart. Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed Bart says many of MercyMe’s songs come out of hard times. “Even If” was written because of a bad day and Bart’s son’s battle with diabetes.… … Continue reading

Find Out What A Security Guard Said To Hollyn When She Was Eliminated From American Idol

Hollyn joins me on Episode 40 of the More Than The Music Podcast to share a profound moment with a security guard after she was eliminated from American Idol and more of the stories behind her debut album, “One-Way Conversations.” Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed After she was eliminated from American Idol, Hollyn says encouragement came from an unusual source. A security guard had a prophetic message for her and… … Continue reading

This One Thing Prevented Big Daddy Weave From Breaking Up and Changed Every Concert

Mike Weaver from Big Daddy Weave joins me on Episode 39 of the “More Than The Music Podcast” to share how praying for their audience changed the band and more of the stories behind “Beautiful Offerings: Deluxe Edition.” Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed Mike says the band was burned out, on the verge of breaking up, and hated being around each other until they started being intentional about praying for… … Continue reading

Aaron Shust Shares How His Son’s Miraculous Healing Has Affected His Music

Aaron Shust joins me on Episode 38 of the More Than The Music Podcast to share how his son was miraculously healed and more the stories behind his new live worship album, “Love Made A Way.” Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed Aaron’s son, Michael, was born with down syndrome, half of a heart, deaf, and was only given a 1% chance to live. Because of a miraculous healing, Michael beat… … Continue reading

How Crowder’s “My Victory” Revealed My Self-Righteousness

Crowder joins me on Episode 37 of the “More Than The Music Podcast” to share the stories behind his album, “American Prodigal.” Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed Crowder’s song, “My Victory,” is currently my “stay in the car song.” Meaning, when it comes on WAY-FM, I stay in the car until it’s finished playing. Part of why it became my “stay in the car song” was what happened the first… … Continue reading

This Sidewalk Prophets Song Was Inspired By Many Prayer Requests

Dave Frey and Ben McDonald from Sidewalk Prophets join me on Episode 36 of the “More Than The Music Podcast” to share what song was inspired by the many prayer requests they receive and more of the stories behind “Something Different.” Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed Dave says their song “Prodigal” was written to address the most frequent prayer request they hear. Our number one prayer request is pray for my son,… … Continue reading

Hillsong Worship Shares Why Worship Music Should Be Taken Seriously

Brooke Ligertwood and Ben Fielding from Hillsong Worship join me on Episode 35 of the More Than The Music Podcast to tell the stories behind their album, “Let There Be Light,” and why worship music should be taken seriously. Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed Brooke and Ben share the strenuous process that each song goes through before it’s ever sung. It’s costly. We don’t just kinda sit around going, “Oh,… … Continue reading

Matt Maher Shares A Song Of Unity

Matt Maher joins me on Episode 33 of the More Than The Music Podcast to share the stories behind his album, “Saints and Sinners.” Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed He shares why he believes a song inspired by a Martin Luther King Jr. speech needs to be heard now more than ever… “Sons and Daughters.” A lot of people forget that what inspired Dr. King… it wasn’t social policy… it wasn’t… … Continue reading